Wowza!!!! What a memorable beginning to our adVANtures (did you see what I did there). We have had near on perfect weather and we have stayed at some great locations. No one has wanted to leave anyone on the side of the road so we feel like we are on fire.
Check out our itinerary for our first five days on the road.
Sandy Cape Rec Park- 14km North of Jurien Bay
Our first stop was amazing, we arrived at Sandy Cape Rec Park just 40 metres from the shore. We were able to choose our bay and of course we chose the bay closest to the beach, which was just behind the dunes. The park bench on top of the dunes was awesome, we sat back and watched the sunset, while the kids made sandcastles in the sand. When our day was done and dusted we fell asleep listening to the waves crash. It was pretty epic for our first camping spot. On the way in we called into Jurien Bay local food shop to pick up some grub for the night, frozen local caught snapper fish was for dinner. The kids were not keen on fish so a snagger in a bun with salad for them. We also picked up some booze….you know the ‘essentials’!
Cost- $22 per night- Kids stay free under 16.
This place has long drop toilets, they were clean and well looked after. No power and no water
Freshwater Point South 38kms North of Leeman
Leaving Sandy Cape we thought it couldn’t get any better until we arrived at our next camp, along the beach and closer to the shore. Upon arriving we were greeted with dolphins, we had no wind and an already made firepit awaited us, plus we had ocean views. That night we cranked the BBQ, lit a fire, poured a bevvie and watched the sun go down right outside our caravan. It was sensational. Life couldn’t get any better in that moment. Definitely head there if you are in the area. We topped up on food in the town of Leeman, not a lot of variety for food but we managed to grab some chicken breasts and cooked up some chicken and salad wraps for dinner.
This place has long drop toilets. No power and no water
Port Denison Holiday Park
The next day we packed up and headed back along Indian Ocean Drive to the lovely quaint Port Denison in Dongara. This place is a hidden gem, with the most beautiful harbour it makes for a lovely stop. We stayed at the Dongara Tourist Park. This is a very basic caravan park, our children loved the jumping pillow. Here we topped up on water, enjoyed the good internet reception and did some overdue washing. We took a walk to the foreshore and the kids enjoyed playing at the playground. We then kicked back with a beer and glass of wine and enjoyed the serenity. It was very nice to sit outside the van and just kick back.
Cost- $57 per night powered site- 3 children
All amenities that caravan park usually has.
Oakabella Homestead and Tea Rooms
Along our travels, we had met other families who recommended Oakabella Homestead and urged us to go and try it out. As we were driving to our planned location we passed the sign Oakabella, we quickly stopped the van opened up WikiCamps to check this place out. It was then and there that we made the decision to swap our stay and choose Oakabella. This gorgeous little homestead is just off of West Coast Highway 40 km North of Geraldton and has the most friendliest owners and caretakers. The kids and I stayed here for two weeks while Dan did his swing at work so we had a real good feel for this place and we highly recommend it.
Cost- Stay 3 nights pay for 2- $19 per night
No power, no water. Offers small 1 litres fill-ups of drinking water unlimited
Has showers, toilets, tea room and a wicked communal fireplace where you can take a drink down, meet and chat with other travellers.
Kylie and Dan
Fearless and Free Range